Request Exhibit Space

The main purpose of our shows is for you to show off your flowering orchids. For our Fall show, the emphasis really is on IOS member displays, either as individuals or with a group of friends. If you have fewer than four flowering plants, you may add them to the IOS society display, but with four or more you must register your own.

Setup is from noon to 6:00pm, Friday October 7th, 2022. 

Signing up for a display is an easy three step process.

Step 1: register for an exhibit

Step 2: register all the people participating in your exhibit

Step 3: register all of the plants/objects each person is showing in the exhibit using the provided show schedule.

You will find everything you need for these three steps on this page.


Keep in mind the theme is "Orchid Eruption". Will you incorporate lava rock, or beach sand, or simulate a fissure in the earth's crust? Perhaps ferns and palms or other tropical leaves could help set a volcanic island mood?

Once you fill out this form, the Show Chair will email you your exhibit number, which you will use to complete the rest of the process.


Once you have your exhibit number from the show chair, you will assign each person in your display a letter. So if you are exhibit 6, then you are 6A, and your friends are 6B, 6C and so on.


The Illinois Orchid Society Fall Show is an American Orchid Society judged show. Please refer to the Entry Rules and Show schedule in the next section to complete this form.



The Show Schedule will tell you the proper classes in which to enter your plants, art work, exhibits, etc..   For the more common genera this should be the only reference document you'll need to register your plants, but if you are registering unusual or unfamiliar plants whose alliances you don't know you will have to look them up to determine what classes they belong in. You can do this by consulting the list of MAOC Class Codes and the Intergeneric Hybrid Makeup list.  Some genera are assigned to more than one class code based on flower color or hybridization. When multiple class codes are indicated, go back to the IOS Entry Schedule above to pick the appropriate one. The most recent MAOC Class Codes and Intergeneric Hybrid Makeup list are available at the Mid-America Orchid Congress website.  

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